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Good news for Gaeltacht language assistance services

September 14, 2012

The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht announced this week the allocation of funding to the amount of €762,378 for language assistance services in Gaeltacht areas.

Minister Dinny McGinley announced an extra €150,000 in addition to last year’s grant in order to further develop services within Gaeltacht areas through the Language Assistance Scheme. The funds awarded to Muintearas and Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne will ensure the continued provision and development of these important services throughout the school year.

The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has approved almost €1.6 milliúin in grants to Gaeltacht areas in the last three months.

A total of €300,000 was approved in June of this year for various projects in several Gaeltacht regions including €100,000 for the Connacht Gaelic Athletic Association, €10,000 for minor refurbishment in Coláíste Uisce and €29,000 for Corca Dhuibhne’s Health Service Executive.

Support for traditional music, dance and song was made clear throughout the Summer with €12,000 approved towards the cost of musical instruments and the development of Conamara Láir Teo, a grant of €110,000 for An Gaelacdamh in An Spidéal in June and a further €20,000 awarded in July.

Tourism and community facilities are also set to benefit in the coming months from recently announced grants. Comharchumann Mhic Dara, An Cheathrú Rua, will receive a grant of €256,000 for the purchase of a new building that will function as a public hall and accommodation for the Irish college.

The Department approved a total of €180,260 for reconstruction and improvement works on several Gaeltacht islands; Árainn Mhór, Toraigh, Inis Fraoich, Inis Oírr, Béara agus Oileán Baoi.

A grant of €50,000 was announced in July for Comhlacht Traenach na Gaeltachta Láir towards the cost of the development of Loch Fhinne as a tourist and heritage region. Coiste Pobail an Tulaigh, Baile na hAbhann will receive €45,000 to complete the area’s town hall.

For more information on Department funding visit www.ahg.gov.ie.

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